Black women and politics in New York City /

"In this project Julie Gallaher documents a generation of black women who came to politics during the 1940s in New York City. Ada B. Jackson, Pauli Murray, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Bessie Buchanan, Jeanne Noble, and Shirley Chisholm, among others, worked, studied, and lived in Harlem and Brooklyn....

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Main Author: Gallagher, Julie A.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2012.
Series:Women in American history.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Fighting for Rights in the 1910s and 1920s
  • 2. Strides Forward in Times of Crisis in the 1930s and 1940s
  • 3. Pushing Through the Doors of Resistance in the 1950s
  • 4. Feminism, Civil Rights, and Liberalism in the 1960s
  • 5. On the Shirley Chisholm Trail in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Index